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Topics of my interest
Topics that are of interest to me, and as such, I think they are also of interest to others
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Rice: We must "keep our nerve" in Afghanistan - CBS News

Rice: We must "keep our nerve" in Afghanistan - CBS News | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
CBS NewsRice: We must "keep our nerve" in AfghanistanCBS News(CBS News) Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that in the shadow of last week's massacre of 16 Afghan civilians, allegedly murdered by a US soldier, the United States must "keep our nerve" in...
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Housing in US Heals With Starts Near Three-Year High: Economy - Bloomberg

Housing in US Heals With Starts Near Three-Year High: Economy - Bloomberg | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
BloombergHousing in US Heals With Starts Near Three-Year High: EconomyBloombergBuilders broke ground on 698000 homes at an annual rate, in line with the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News and down 1.1 percent from a January pace...
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Dear Science Fiction Writers: Stop Being So Pessimistic!

Dear Science Fiction Writers: Stop Being So Pessimistic! | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Neal Stephenson created the Hieroglyph Project to convince sci-fi writers to stop worrying and learn to love the future (RT @kissane: The forced cheer of Neal Stephenson's boosterism is a bit distressing.)...
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Winners of the Nature’s Best Photography competition

Winners of the Nature’s Best Photography competition | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Winners from the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards will be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History beginning March 30.
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Environmental group urges Agrisol to end Tanzania project - DesMoinesRegister.com

Environmental group urges Agrisol to end Tanzania project - DesMoinesRegister.com | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Environmental group urges Agrisol to end Tanzania projectDesMoinesRegister.comAn international environmental protection group wrote a letter Tuesday to leaders of Agrisol Energy Corp.
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Mysterious planet-sized 'Death Star' captured on video as it 'refuels' at the surface of the sun

Mysterious planet-sized 'Death Star' captured on video as it 'refuels' at the surface of the sun | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
An orbiting Nasa space telescope captured a dark, planet-sized object flying close to the sun on Monday - then extending what looks like a refueling tube into the star's surface.
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US soldier held in deaths of 16 Afghans - CBS News

US soldier held in deaths of 16 Afghans - CBS News | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Gulf Daily NewsUS soldier held in deaths of 16 AfghansCBS NewsLittle is known about the shooter, although CBS News has learned he was an US Army sergeant in a Stryker Brigade based at Fort Lewis, in Washington state.
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Microsoft tracks greenhouse gases in the cloud - Computing

Microsoft tracks greenhouse gases in the cloud - Computing | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
ComputingMicrosoft tracks greenhouse gases in the cloudComputingThe Environmental Sustainability Platform (ESP) will be implemented across Microsoft's global operations, comprising more than 600 facilities in 110 countries.
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Environment critical to healthy economy - Belfast Newsletter

Environment critical to healthy economyBelfast NewsletterAll wealth comes from the environment. It's the supplier and bin lorry of the economy and ultimately there will be no economy on a dead planet.
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How Green Materials Are Cleaning Up the Construction Industry

How Green Materials Are Cleaning Up the Construction Industry | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
See how the construction industry is moving away from environmentally damaging materials and what you an do.
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Obama May Visit Korean Demilitarized Zone - Voice of America

Obama May Visit Korean Demilitarized Zone - Voice of America | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Obama May Visit Korean Demilitarized ZoneVoice of AmericaMarch 12, 2012 Obama May Visit Korean Demilitarized Zone VOA News South Korean media say US President Barack Obama is considering a visit to the tense demilitarized zone dividing North and South...
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Ensuring a Clean, Healthy Environment - AllAfrica.com

Ensuring a Clean, Healthy Environment - AllAfrica.com | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Ensuring a Clean, Healthy EnvironmentAllAfrica.comWhen we see land as a commodity to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect-Aldo Leopold The monthly environmental sanitation exercise aimed at keeping the surroundings clean is...
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Taliban Vows Revenge for Killing of 16 Afghan Civilians - Voice of America

Taliban Vows Revenge for Killing of 16 Afghan Civilians - Voice of America | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Gulf Daily NewsTaliban Vows Revenge for Killing of 16 Afghan CiviliansVoice of AmericaMarch 12, 2012 Taliban Vows Revenge for Killing of 16 Afghan Civilians VOA News The Taliban has vowed to seek revenge against what it called "American savages" after...
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Bioengineering people to fight global warming: Been there, done that.

Bioengineering people to fight global warming: Been there, done that. | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Matthew Liao, Rebecca Roache, and Anders Sandberg are philosophers with a modest proposal on climate change: Let's bioengineer future children for sustainability. We need to reduce carbon emissions, so let’s make people smaller, eat less meat.
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U.S. war game predicts Israeli strike on Iran will result in regional war, hundreds of Americans dead

U.S. war game predicts Israeli strike on Iran will result in regional war, hundreds of Americans dead | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
New York Times report says war simulation has raised fears among top American officials that it may be impossible to prevent American involvement in any escalating confrontation with Iran.
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Brazil's Environment Agency Notifies Chevron On New Campos Oil Leak - Fox Business

Brazil's Environment Agency Notifies Chevron On New Campos Oil Leak - Fox Business | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Aljazeera.comBrazil's Environment Agency Notifies Chevron On New Campos Oil LeakFox BusinessRIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's federal environmental agency Ibama Friday formally notified US oil company Chevron Corp.
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Environmental Film Festival blooms with talent - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

Environmental Film Festival blooms with talent - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Environmental Film Festival blooms with talentGazette.Net: Maryland Community News Onlineby Cody Calamaio, Staff Writer Photo from the Environmental Film Festival A still from Lucy Walker's documentary "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" shows the...
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BBC to open archive for downloads

BBC to open archive for downloads | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
BBC director general Mark Thompson announces proposals to allow viewers to permanently download copies of archived programmes.
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Possible new species of human discovered in China | ksl.com

Possible new species of human discovered in China | ksl.com | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Our family tree might have a new branch. New evidence out of caves in southwest China may indicate the discovery of a new species of human, neither modern nor Neanderthal, that lived during the Stone Age.
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Japan marks tsunami anniversary with moment of silence - USA TODAY

Japan marks tsunami anniversary with moment of silence - USA TODAY | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
USA TODAYJapan marks tsunami anniversary with moment of silenceUSA TODAYKyodo News, via AP Children light candles during a memorial service Sunday for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Nara, central Japan.
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Sixteen dead as 'rogue' US soldier opens fire on Afghan villagers

Sixteen dead as 'rogue' US soldier opens fire on Afghan villagers | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Sixteen dead as 'rogue' US soldier opens fire on Afghan villagers (Westerners weren't the victims doh! Western world hypocrisy... “@SamdeBrito: How isn't this bigger news?
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Ex-officials battle China nuclear plan - MarketWatch

Ex-officials battle China nuclear planMarketWatchIn July 2011, they completed an 11-page petition that called for the project to be halted and sent it to the State Council, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Anhui provincial government ...
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Women, Children Massacred in Homs Syrian Activists Say - Voice of America

Women, Children Massacred in Homs Syrian Activists Say - Voice of America | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
The HinduWomen, Children Massacred in Homs Syrian Activists SayVoice of AmericaMarch 12, 2012 Women, Children Massacred in Homs Syrian Activists Say VOA News Syrian activists say the bodies of at least 45 women and children have been discovered in...
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Suspect in Afghan shooting from US base with troubled past - USA TODAY

Suspect in Afghan shooting from US base with troubled past - USA TODAY | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Suspect in Afghan shooting from US base with troubled pastUSA TODAYThe news that a soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers Sunday comes from this base about 45 miles south of Seattle hit hard.
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Scientific Research and a Sustainable Planet - Huffington Post (blog)

Scientific Research and a Sustainable Planet - Huffington Post (blog) | Topics of my interest | Scoop.it
Scientific Research and a Sustainable PlanetHuffington Post (blog)The largest unit of the Institute is the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, one of the premier environmental science research organizations in the world.
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